Youtube will only play one video at a time

emmasaurus

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I'm using Google Chrome on a Chromebook, and I started having this problem about a day ago. If I have two (or more) Youtube videos up in different tabs, I cannot play both at one time. Whenever I click "play" on one video, it'll start playing like normal, but any videos I have playing in other tabs will automatically pause. NOT buffer or freeze - actually pause, and I'll have to go over to the tab and manually unpause it (which will pause the other video). It's really annoying, since I like to listen to music while watching art or video game videos :( Any idea why this could be happening?
 

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Are you using a browser Extension?
• Some youtube extensions can do exactly that... pause a video while you watch another in a different tab..
• And other extensions can do the opposite.

So if you don't have the first extension to revert the setting, try installing the second extension to unlock the youtube setting.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/youtube%20multiple%20video%20viewer%20extension?_feature=5stars&_category=extensions



I use this extension to make the video pause if I move to another tab (explained below)... it may help you unlock the Youtube setting. you may have to enable the setting in the extension and later disable it*.


These are the settings I use in the "YouTube™ No Buffer (Stop Auto-playing)" extension:

(✓) Stop auto-buffering of embedded YouTube players
(✓) Allow JavaScript access for embedded YouTube players (some websites use JavaScript to start the player)
( ) Stop auto-buffering the player on play-list mode
(✓) Release no-buffer (start playing) when tab gets focus1
(✓) Pause video when tab is hidden2 *(Enable this setting, restart the browser and disable it)

1: If this option is checked and [2] is unchecked, YouTube player is released from no-buffer mode once.
2: If this option is checked and [1] is checked too, YouTube player gets paused when tab is hidden and it gets resumed when tab is active again.
 
Dec 24, 2018
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I have tried this at least 2 or three time but it does not work at all I have no extensions and I have downloaded the extension that you have given me
 
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